At NPR's Baghdad bureau, Isra' al Rubei'i has long worked as a reporter and translator. She submitted this short piece of fiction about a man standing before a judge — a character, who she says represents the Iraqi experience.
A pickup that crashed into a mobile home in Parker County has killed two people and injured two more. The accident occurred just after midnight this morning in Springtown, about 30 miles northwest from Fort Worth. The occupants of the mobile home were uninjured, but two of the occupants were killed immediately and two others were hospitalized.
The temperature in North Texas is expected to remain above normal for 2011, but 2012 will be ushered in with another cold front; and with that cold front comes a reminder from the National Fire Protection Association.
Every year, thousands of Americans suffer severe injuries using the saws. But after a series of reports by NPR, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has started crafting new safety rules for table saws.